Broome County was hoping for $750,000 in federal dollars to restore its historic Forum Theater in downtown Binghamton. But word arrived this week it would meet the fate meted out to many a project hoping for a boost from the federal government.
Haiti's recovery remains in full effect since the Caribbean country was ravaged by an earthquake a year ago. While rebuilding efforts have been criticized for their torpor and disjointed nature, a Buffalo solar energy company is trying to provide help directly to the Haitian people.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is touring central and western New York today, promoting a proposal that she says would create jobs by helping grow research and development operations.
Under the proposal, companies would receive a tax credit if they invest in research and development. Gillibrand says the current program is problematic because the tax credit needs to be renewed annually.
The paper starts by noting that Eliot Spitzer once observed during a campaign stop that "if you drive from Schenectady to Niagara Falls, you'll see an economy that is devastated. It looks like Appalachia."